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Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500

Socorro, NM Museums

Langmuir Laboratory

Late June to late August lightning and thunderstorm research; gate blocks last mile to laboratory (gate is often closed). Hikers, picnickers welcome year-round.

Socorro, NM Recreation


Historic Walking Tour

Garcia Opera House, Socorro Plaza, Spanish colonial & territorial architecture. Also, Old San Miguel Mission, active 1915-1928; south wall dates from 1598

Socorro, NM Tours


Things to do Natural Attractions near Socorro, NM

San Lorenzo Canyon

Chihuahuan Desert plants/animals, geological formations, hiking....

TorC Hot Springs

Seven total. Bath houses, indoor tubs, saunas....

Lightfeather Hot Spring

44 miles north of Silver City via NM-15, 1/2 mile from Gila River Forks, near Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. 30 minute ...

Kneeling Nun

Monolith resembles praying nun....

Water Canyon

Pronghorn antelope, golden eagles, other birds....